Fourth Semester Public Policy

PP 661: Public Policy Analysis- I

The objective of this course is to orient students about the emerging concepts and issues of public policy globally. At the end of the course, the students will be able to understand and analyze the issues of public policy with new perspectives.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Understanding Public Policy Analysis   (LH 16)
  • Approaches to public policy analysis
  • Positivism and post-positivism
  • Approaches to public policy studies
  • Multi-level and multi-disciplinary
Unit 2: Emerging Trends in Public Policy           (LH 10)
  • Policy making in the liberal democratic states
  • The globalization and public policy
  • Policy sub system and policy regimes       
Unit 3: Bureaucracy and Policy Making             (LH 8)
  • Organizations and accountability
  • Corporate lobby groups in the policy process        
Unit 4: Constraints on Public Policy        (LH 6)
  • Economic constraints on public policy
  • Institutional constraints on policy
  • Social and cultural constraints
Unit 5: Case Study   (LH 8)
  • Case study on selected substantive polices related to socio-economic issues


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